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TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award-The Reviews Are In!

TripAdvisor Names Bayfront Marin House One of Best Hotels in St. Augustine There is nothing more flattering than when our guests leave us five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Except, of course, when TripAdvisor themselves name us as one of the best. In 2016, the Bayfront Marin House was awarded with a Traveler’s Choice Award from … Read More

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Christmas Lessons in St. Augustine

Each year, the hub and I try to give as many staff off as possible on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When we first bought the inn, in 2010, our plan was to give everyone those two days off. I planned on making a buffet breakfast, and cleaning any rooms that were turning over. The hub was … Read More

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Make Your Guest Bedroom Guest Ready for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means out-of-town guests. When you own a bed and breakfast, you’re always hosting out-of-town guests. Which means you’re always thinking about how to make their stay more comfortable, more relaxing, more of a break from their everyday lives. Here are 6 tips for making their stay a … Read More

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January in St. Augustine: Lights, Trolleys, and SNOW

We’re starting to think January is the “most wonderful time of the year”. Why, you ask? Because January visitors can enjoy our town’s jaw-dropping light display during Nights of Lights (the event runs from November 21 through the end of January), exclusive trolley rides through our romantic streets (every Monday and Wednesday night at 7:30), … Read More

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Light ’em Up: St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Kicks Off TONIGHT

Everything about St. Augustine will change tonight at 6:30, when the mayor lights the big tree in the center of town. Dark corners of the town will be lit up with holiday cheer; locals and visitors alike will bump into each other as they gape at the town’s three million electric “stars” on long evening walks. I love … Read More

The Last Ice Cream of the Season

How is it almost October? Well, as usual, the summer here in Florida has just flown by. I know people always say it gets really hot here, but honestly, I don’t think it’s more hot than our hometown of Baltimore. Of course, we try to temper the heat as much as possible, with free margaritas … Read More

Happy Anniversary to Us!

With all of the hubbub about St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, we totally forgot that we recently had a (much smaller) anniversary of our own! On September 1, we celebrated five years of owning the Bayfront Marin House. And when we say celebrated, we mean it. In the past five years, we have been lucky enough to meet … Read More

The Joys of a Hammock

Twenty years ago, the hub and I were on the beach in Key West, taking a short walk after a wonderful lunch at the Casa Marina. Ahead of us, under the palms, we spotted a cluster of arc-shaped teak hammock stands, with enticing quilted hammocks swinging in the breeze. Now, we knew that we loved … Read More

Hello to Summer in St. Augustine!

I love summer in St. Augustine, I do. I love the free concerts on the pier every Wednesday, free concerts in the plaza every Thursday, the movies on the bay, our free margarita nights, Mike’s homemade ice cream (you do know that in July, August and September we have Mike’s homemade ice cream every Wednesday, … Read More